Piper after meeting Spence.

Wiccan Ways is the eleventh episode of the sixth season of Charmed.


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When a demon starts killing innocents around the city, Derek asks Phoebe to work together so he can better understand what she and her sisters do. As the sisters confront the demon, they learn of a dangerous new threat. Meanwhile, Piper goes on a blind date and gets some unwanted help from a stranger.


Main Cast
Guest Starring
  • Rebecca Balding as Elise Rothman
  • Gabriel Macht as Spence
  • Markus Redmond as Xavar
  • Unknown as Ted
  • Unknown as Young Guy
  • Unknown as Blond Woman
  • Unknown as Middle-Aged Couple

Magical NotesEdit


  • There was a Power of Three spell to vanquish Xavar, though it was never used.


  • Paige and Piper brew a vanquishing potion for Xavar, though it was never used.


  • Shimmering: Used by Xavar as means of transportation.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe to see Xavar's next victim.
  • Literary Manipulation: Used by Charlie to scan the Book of Shadows.
  • Super Strength: Used by Xavar to punch Derek.
  • Energy Balls: Used by Xavar to attack the sisters.
  • Levitation: Used by Phoebe to avoid an Energy Ball.
  • Healing: Used by Charlie to heal Derek.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze innocents.
  • Orbing: Used by Charlie and Paige as means of transportation.
  • Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper to blast Xavar.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Paige to deflect an Energy Ball.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to orb crystals to trap Xavar.
  • Incineration: Used by an unknown demon to vanquish Xavar.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • The title is a reference to Derek trying to understand Phoebe's life as a witch.
  • The appearance of Xavar is based on the demon Griff from the Angel episode "Rm w/a Vu".
  • The sisters discover that a 'new power' is rising in the Underworld. Xavar remarks that the Underworld has not been sitting still while the sisters battled the hunters.
  • The 'new power' vanquishes Xavar from the Underworld, similar to how the Source of All Evil vanquished Rex and Hannah in season 1.
  • Charlie uses literary manipulation to scan the book, similar to Leo. Paige notes she never saw Leo use it, joking that he became lazy after getting married. Leo last used this ability in season 2.
  • Derek reveals that while he hunted many witches, he only personally killed one, an evil witch who threatened a little girl.
Preceded by:
6.10 Hunt or be Hunted
Charmed Reloaded Followed by:
6.12 Charm Like an Egyptian